Oneonta Gorge Hike, Oregon


Oneonta Gorge is one of the many wonders of the National Scenic Area. It is not accessible by trail. Rather you must walk up the creek bed, over a large and perhaps unstable log jam, through the gorge, and up to your waist in water until you finally see falls. Lower Oneonta Falls probably dropped just under 100ft in a backdrop surrounded by steep vertical-walled cliffs and fronted by clear pools. The water was so clear that I even noticed fish swimming amidst the submerged rocks.

Distance: 3.3 miles (5.3km)
Time: 1:30-2 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Climbing: Hilly
Features: Waterfalls

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